The happy Hammers are through to the fourth round!
West Ham have completed the signing of former Fulham striker Mladen Petric on a one-year deal.
Carlton Cole is believed to have missed out on the chance to re-sign for West Ham after failing to prove his fitness.
METRO – West Ham transfer deadline day report card: Only re-signing Carlton Cole can save underwhelming transfer window
Trying to sum up West Ham’s window of inactivity is like writing an end of term report for a pupil who has missed the whole term with glandular fever. There’s not much to talk about.
Carlton Cole scored a headed equaliser for West Ham to make the score 1-1 after Juan Mata had given Chelsea a first half lead. Carlton Cole equalised for West Ham (Picture: Getty) Mata finished superbly after Victor Moses fed the ball through to Torres on the right and the striker then cut the ball back to him.The little Spaniard missed a great chance to double the lead for the Blues in the 40th minute after good work from Moses on the left. The former Wigan player turned on the ball fooling two West Ham defenders but the Spanish midfielder was unable to finish the cut-back. Peter Cech threatened to ruin a good first period for the visitors when he handled the ball outside the area on the stroke of half-time. The Blues stopper escaped with only a yellow card.He also managed to redeem himself after he saved a header, which had resulted from the free-kick he had given away. Juan Mata celebrates after scoring his Chelsea’s goal against West Ham (Picture: Reuters) Chelsea interim coach Rafa Benitez had dropped another of his creative players for the second game in a row after opting to start with Victor Moses alongside Juan Mata and Eden Hazard instead of Oscar at West Ham.Benitez was criticised after he left Mata out of the team that drew 0-0 with Fulham in midweek but he is unlikely to receive the same level of disapproval for dropping the Brazilian, who is seen as less influential.The Spanish manager is already under pressure following consecutive goalless draws at home against Manchester City and the Cottagers, but has decided to stick with an otherwise familiar line-up. John Obi Mikel returned in place of Oriel Romeu and Gary Cahill deputised for the suspended David Luiz in the two other changes to his team.West Ham were without on-loan striker Andy Carroll, with the Liverpool man facing a lengthy six- to eight-week spell on the sidelines through injury.In his absence, former Chelsea striker Carlton Cole lead the line for the Hammers. PICTURES: West Ham United v Chelsea
The West Ham frontman believes the Liverpool loanee can spur him on to raise his own game, and also had a few words of praise for Yossi Benayoun
ECHO – Liverpool FC News: West ham boss Sam Allardyce still keen on pursuit of Liverpool FC’s Andy Carroll
WEST HAM boss Sam Allardyce has not given up hope of signing Andy Carroll – despite spending £10.75m on Wolves winger Matt Jarvis.
Only 6 days remain in the current transfer window and Liverpool find themselves still without having added the minimum of a striker, left back and attacking midfielder / winger to the current squad. A number of faces have left the Liverpool playing staff but their replacements have been slow in arriving after early moves saw…